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ABWxD/DCI Consumer Product Challenge

- February 8 by meng

As many of you know, the world is already full of things. A Better World by Design and Decor Craft Inc. (DCI) challenge you to create a tangible consumer product that addresses the issue of consumer waste. Whether it be a product made of recycled materials, a product that encourages re-use or a product that […]

DCI Challenge + Unreasonable Institute + New Committee

- February 7 by meng

Three updates from the Better World team. First, the deadline for the DCI Consumer Product Challenge has been extended to March 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST. Submit your sustainable product today for a chance at $1000 and having your product produced & distributed by DCI. Second, our friends at the Unreasonable Institute are in […]

Announcing the 2011 Planning Committee

- January 17 by meng

It’s January, and with a new year comes a new Planning Committee. The 2010 Planning Committee received many strong applications, and we are extremely excited about the potential of the chosen candidates. This group of 13 Brown and RISD students is ready and willing to make the 2011 conference the best one yet. They are: […]

ABWxD Featured in the Providence Journal

- January 9 by meng

Julia Steiny, an education correspondent for the Providence Journal, recently wrote an article about the history of the conference. The article features quotes from 2010 Committee members Sophia Yang and Tim Dingman, as well as from conference co-founder Sharon Langevin. Read the full story here, then head over to our Press page for more ABWxD […]

Apply to Join the ABWxD 2011 Planning Committee

- November 7 by meng

Brown and RISD students: interested in planning next year’s conference? Join a group of like-minded students dedicated to creating a better world by design – apply today! Information sessions will be held this week at RISD (Metcalf C at 8 on Tuesday, 11/9) and Brown (Wilson 102 at 8 on Wednesday, 11/10). Information session attendance […]

Thank You For Coming

- October 4 by meng

A Better World by Design 2010 has come to a close, and the committee would like to thank everyone who took part in the conference: attendees, presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, collaborators, volunteers, and more. Develop the connections you made, and come back next year ready to present your ideas to the world. We can’t wait to […]

Post Your Conference Photos in the ABWxD Flickr Group

- October 1 by meng

Taken some noteworthy pictures of this year’s conference? Share them with the world by posting them to the abetterworld10 group on Flickr. Special thanks to Jori Ketten for already uploading some excellent images of all our hardworking volunteers in action – they deserve a lot of credit, and everyone on the planning committee would like […]

Check Out Our Web App

- October 1 by meng

The conference is just about to get underway, and we’re ready to unveil a great tool for all our smartphone-wielding attendees: the mobile app! Just follow the link to launch the web app optimized for the mobile experience.

All Tickets Are Sold Out!

- September 30 by meng

A Better World by Design 2010 is completely full! We will no longer be accepting walk-in registrations. Volunteering is also full.

All Student Tickets Sold Out!

- September 30 by meng

Registrations have been coming in left and right in the last week before the conference, and the whole committee couldn’t be more excited to host all of our soon-to-be attendees. Unfortunately, all spaces for students have been filled, both for 3-day and 1-day passes. Professional passes are still available, but they are going fast – […]